Small businesses say inflation is cutting into profits: New survey

If you’re a small business owner, you’ve probably had a tumultuous past few years. For businesses that experienced the worst of the Covid-19 pandemic shutdown and supply chain issues, the economic recovery has brought back customers willing to spend. But recently, business owners have had to contend with record inflation, which is driving up the … Read more

UPDATED: More than 50 businesses are participating in the second annual Small Business Festival | Mid-Missouri News

COLUMBIA – The Columbia Chamber of Commerce hosted its second annual Small Business Festival on Thursday. Several hundred people attended the event, which featured food, live music and other family-friendly activities. “Small business is truly the soul of Columbia,” said Heather Hargrove, business development manager for Liberty Family Medicine. “We’re very fortunate to have a … Read more

Virginia is moving to regulate an expensive small business financing option

A complicated and often expensive financing option for small businesses will become easier to follow with an order from the State Corporation Commission dictating what providers must tell consumers. An option called sales-based financing is a small business cash advance that the small business repays with a certain portion of daily sales. Basically, the deal, … Read more

More than 50 businesses will participate in the second annual Small Business Festival Thursday | Mid-Missouri News

COLUMBIA – The Columbia Chamber of Commerce will host its second annual Small Business Festival on Thursday. It starts at Clary-Shy Park at 4:30 p.m. and will run until 7:00 p.m “Small business is truly the soul of Columbia,” said Heather Hargrove, business development manager for Liberty Family Medicine. “We’re very fortunate to have a … Read more

New funds supplement MD’s small business assistance programs

Earlier this year, Governor Larry Hogan announced that Maryland is providing up to $198 million in small business aid funded by the federal state’s Small Business Lending Initiative, further reaffirming that Maryland remains “open for business” as part of its economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Created by Congress in 2010 to provide loans and … Read more

Cities should not trade existing businesses for potential development

Jeremy Sark and Marie Doherty are fighting for their South Carolina town for the right to continue … [+] rental of moving trucks. Institute of Justice You’ve probably seen ads on the Internet touting “a weird trick” to lose weight, clear skin, or solve another health problem. Clickbait is an empty promise because the product … Read more

As small businesses raise prices, some customers push back

NEW YORK — Inflation doesn’t just cost small businesses money. It also costs them customers. At the Bushwick Grind Cafe in Brooklyn, New York, Kymme Williams-Davis raised prices and diversified to deal with rising prices for milk, coffee, paper goods and plastic, as well as shortages of items such as paper cups and plastic covers. … Read more

“I only work 3.5 days a week”

In 2017, after I graduated from college, I started working as an engineer in an oil company. I was 23 and making $98,500 a year. At first I thought I had my dream job. But after seeing senior executives working 60-hour weeks with routine travel, I realized that wasn’t the lifestyle I wanted. My father … Read more

Small business wins $292 million aircraft technology integration contract

Cookie list A cookie is a small piece of data (text file) that a website – when visited by a user – asks your browser to store on your device to remember information about you, such as your language preferences or login information. These cookies are set by us and are called first-party cookies. We … Read more

“4 Businesses You Can Start for $99 or Less”

In 2014, I graduated college with a tidal wave of medical school rejections. In search of a new career plan, I spent the next few years making money any way I could—modeling, tutoring, and even working as a real estate agent. But in 2018, I started posting personal finance videos on YouTube. It wasn’t a … Read more